January 25, 2020

Student-Athlete Award Winner Scores Government Fellowship

John Cronin ’19 came to the University of Mary Washington to play basketball. But the Springfield, Virginia, native’s biggest goal was to be known for more than just his jump shot, though he admittedly didn’t have a plan for college beyond that. A mere two months after graduating, Cronin, who was named 2019’s Male Student-Athlete […]

UMW Political Science Faculty Receive Prestigious Fulbright Awards

University of Mary Washington Political Science Professors Elizabeth Freund Larus and Stephen J. Farnsworth are go-to pundits in national and international media in their respective fields. Soon they’ll take their expertise and research abroad through prestigious 2019-20 U.S. Fulbright grants. Larus has been named a Fulbright Scholar who will conduct field research throughout Poland and […]

UMW to Host 1st Congressional District Debate Monday

The University of Mary Washington will host a 1st Congressional District Debate on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Vangie Williams will face off for the first time. UMW Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth will moderate the event, which is […]

Support for Medicaid Expansion Grows in Virginia

Several months after Virginia lawmakers decided to expand Medicaid, public support for the public health-care expansion has now reached its highest level, according to a new University of Mary Washington statewide survey. The survey, conducted September 4-9 for UMW by the national research firm SSRS, found that 76 percent of Virginians support Medicaid expansion and […]

Most Virginians Disapprove of President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump remains deeply unpopular in Virginia, with 58 percent of those surveyed turning thumbs-down on his job performance, according to a new University of Mary Washington statewide survey. The survey, conducted September 4-9 for UMW by the national research firm SSRS, found 37 percent of Virginians approved of the president. Trump scored a […]

Kaine Leads in UMW Statewide Survey

Sen. Tim Kaine holds double-digit leads over Republican nominee Corey Stewart among both registered and likely voters, according to a new University of Mary Washington statewide survey. The survey, conducted September 4-9 for UMW by the national research firm SSRS, found that Kaine had a 51 percent to 33 percent margin among registered voters and […]

UMW Professor Publishes Book on ‘Internet’ Presidents

There’s no question the first four presidents of the internet age are different, but Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump share one thing in common: They have emphasized their personal character to win office and to fight back against critics. In his new book Presidential Communication and Character: White House News […]

Trump Unpopular in Virginia, UMW Survey Shows

President Donald Trump received mostly negative evaluations in a new Virginia statewide survey by the University of Mary Washington, with 55 percent of adult Virginians saying they disapprove of his job performance, while 37 percent approve. Trump’s numbers were notably more negative than public evaluations of President Barack Obama in five previous UMW surveys of […]

Gubernatorial Candidates Locked in Close Contest, UMW Survey Shows

Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and Republican nominee Ed Gillespie remain locked in a tight contest for governor of Virginia, with 44 percent of likely voters favoring Northam and 39 percent backing Gillespie in a new University of Mary Washington statewide survey. Libertarian candidate Cliff Hyra received the support of 3 percent of likely […]

Dahlgren Campus’ Lecture Series Features UMW Political Scientist

University of Mary Washington Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth will kick off the 2016 National Security Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the University’s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research. His talk, “The 2016 Presidential Election: Clinton, Trump and Their Contrasting Views on National Security,” will begin at 8:30 a.m. The fall lecture […]